Back to New York A photography project by Pierre Belhassen

The profound relationship existing between New York City and Street Photography is one of such complexity and uniqueness that it almost sets it aside from the general Street Photography history.

“At one point in their lives, most street photographers feel compelled to record the city’s exhilarating pulse and some of the most iconic images are born in those streets.”

Here, the city’s powerful and vigorous beat relentlessly galvanize the photographer’s eye. Here, I became photographer 10 years ago. “Wake Up in New York” was a personal and creative awakening. From than moment, from this city, I knew that I was to live with photography. Today nothing’s changed and the city still has me under its spell. I continue to stroll down the streets dazzled by the high glass towers, swept off by the sound of its inhabitants permanent march.

During my travels I have tried to connect real and unreal. Where the ordinary meets the dream in an open dialogue between the city and its visitor. Years after years the gathered images slowly assemble, drawing a fragile portrait of a forever changing city and the unique relationship existing between us – Until next time.” – Pierre Belhassen

– Discover more of Pierre’s work here.

Monthly Photo Contest

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2022 Visual Storytelling AWARD Deadline: 31 January 2022

The art of visual storytelling encompasses a wide range of possibilities with at its heart, the will to tell a story.

From classic social documentary to imaginative storytelling: this month we are seeking visual artists aiming to captivate; unique voices willing to share their stories with conviction and awareness.⁠

Portrait, street, documentary, landscape: All approaches are valid. Enter now and show us YOUR stories!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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